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Red Sea MAX 250 Plug & Play Coral Reef System
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Red Sea MAX 250 Plug & Play Coral Reef System

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Item #: RS5131P

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Red Sea Max 250 - The Complete 65 Gallon Coral Reef System The MAX 250 has been designed as a highly specified complete 250 liter coral reef aquarium system. Each component has been specifically designed to work as pa...
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Red Sea MAX 250 Plug & Play Coral Reef System Information

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Red Sea Max 250 - The Complete 65 Gallon Coral Reef System
The MAX 250 has been designed as a highly specified complete 250 liter coral reef aquarium system. Each component has been specifically designed to work as part of the total system, guaranteeing compatibility and performance suited to maintaining even the most delicate stony (sps) corals.

The following key elements differentiate the Max Coral Reef System from other marine aquariums:
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‘Reef Spec’ Lighting, Filtration, Skimming and Circulation: Extensive research and development carried out in our laboratories clearly shows that in order to sustain delicate hard corals such as SPS species, it is essential to meet certain criteria. This is especially true when we remember that many Max aquariums may be purchased by less experienced hobbyists.

Protein Skimming, Filtration & Circulation: Delivering reef spec performance of 3x per hour aquarium volume circulation, and more than a 3:1 water to air ratio, the Turbo injected protein skimmer now has a foam adjustment feature which makes it even easier to use over a wide range of water conditions. The filtration system has been improved to ensure less water flow restrictions. A full sized, adjustable surface skimmer pulls water from the top of the aquarium where most waste collects. This upgrade reduces maintenance and aids water flow through the filter, making air bubble release far less prevalent. New biological media, improved media bags and an upgraded foam filter ensures water flows more freely through the entire filter chamber. The 250 includes a fittings accessory kit which makes it simple to add a chiller, external filter etc.

Lighting: Reef Spec lighting of 4watts per gallon is controlled by a high quality timer and consists of 6 39w T5 Linear Power Compact lamps giving 234 watts output. An additional fan is now included in order to aid cooling during hot periods.

New Cabinet & Color Options: Available in Black and Silver & Pearl White. Cabinet reflects a modern look and designed for proper air flow throughout the cabinet to aid chiller efficiency.

Increased User Friendliness: The hood has been upgraded to allow 3-stage opening. It is now possible to fully open the hood for major maintenance to the aquarium. In addition the cable channel covers are now easier to use, and the main cord leaves the aquarium through a channel in the back of the aquarium rather than from the side. All of these upgrades improve the overall user-friendliness of the system. To further aid you, every Max 250 is supplied with a full length DVD that will guide you through the set up and maintenance of a MAX coral reef aquarium.

Overview: The Red Sea Max 250 combines all the technology necessary to grom and maintain a healthy reef. The Max gives aquarists an opportunity to focus on the joy and beauty of the hobby rather than on the component selection and installation. Optimal lighting, filtration, temperature and circulation make reefkeeping easier than ever before and ensures maximum success for aquarists of all levels.

Filtration & Circulation

The Red Sea Max features a complete 4-stage reef filtration systems, designed to provide perfect water conditions for all reef inhabitants. An adjustable height surface skimmer (a) takes water from where the highest concentration of waste materials is found.

The turbo air injection skimmer developed specifically for the max circulates the water volume through the skimmer more than 3 times per hour at an air/water ratio of 1:3 providing ideal skimming specifications for a hard coral (SPS) reef aquarium. The unique foam adjuster(b) ensures that foam can be produced in all water conditions.

Mechanical filtration removes the large organic substances while Phosophate-free active carbon acts as a large chemical sponge; absorbing dissolved organic carbons from the water. Highly porous bio-media provides a huge surface area for nitrifying bacteria. Additional equipment such as a chiller or an external filter can easily be added with the accessory kit (c) supplies with each unit.

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MAX 250 filtration & circulation unit
1 - Accessory Kit (inlet/outlet ports)
2 - 1200 lph circulation pump with adjustable direction outlet
3 - Compartment for accessory pump
4 - Thermostat controlled heater
5 - Mechanical filter sponge
6 - Adjustable protein skimmer with a turbo aspiration pump
7 - Highly porous ceramic biological filter media
8 - Activated carbon chemical filter media
9 - Cartridge for fine (water polishing) filter material
10 - Sponge bubble trap
11 - 2400 lph circulation pump with adjustable direction outlet

Reef Lighting
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  • 234W T5 linear (1 watt/ litre)
  • 117W 10,000K/117W Actinic
  • Electronic Ballast
  • High polish textured aluminum reflector
  • 8 Blue LED moonlights
  • Fan-cooled hood for extended life of electronic components
  • High transparency polished lens

Control Panels
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24h programmable lighting timer with integral on/off/auto switch as well as an On/Off switch for moonlights.
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Conveniently positioned water-proof power switches for all aquarium components.

3-Stage Accessibility
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Red Sea MAX 250 Plug & Play Coral Reef System Reviews

Average Ratings:

Do not buy for sure Product Review by NP (Posted on 3/25/13)
Rating
Unsatisfactory

Comments: Look I bought this item about two years ago I was kind of new to the hobby and I thought I would spend 2K on this and I would have nothing worry about I was waaaaay wrong System design is flawed at least for marine environment with corals and marine fish if someone thinks that system can support anything as is simply wrong. Red Sea max provide you with just small bag of carbon and lousy number of ceramic rings. Of cause you can upgrade, change, improve as I have done but it will cost you a lot and this is not a worst part of that deal the worst part is that that Red Sea max 250 still will be uncomfortable to maintain still will have those flaws of design for example if you serious about hobby you would never buy the aquarium with sump behind the back wall it just wrong. If some one tell you that you can have reef aquarium with just lousy small cooling fan as read sea max has it just wrong Chiller is a must have ,as we'll as whole bunch of other equipment which are painfully difficult to set up cause read sea max design So bottom line if you want to be in the hobby of marine aquarium try to have two separate areas for display tank and sump area it will make things much easier (sump below tank , in other room etc.)

Nice tanks Product Review by BILL PORTSMITH (Posted on 9/10/11)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: These are nice tanks. My local fish store has one set up. It has nice features for a larger all in one type of reef tank.

Nice tanks Product Review by BILL PORTSMITH (Posted on 9/10/11)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: These are nice tanks. My local fish store has one set up. It has nice features for a larger all in one type of reef tank.

Nice tanks Product Review by BILL PORTSMITH (Posted on 9/10/11)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: These are nice tanks. My local fish store has one set up. It has nice features for a larger all in one type of reef tank.

Red Sea Tank User Product Review by WILLIAM ANDERSON (Posted on 1/11/11)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: Some people have complained that this tank is noisy... I have used it for years with just a hum in the background, if you are having fan or pump issues you should contact Red Sea because their customer service is the best.. I had a fan go out and I sent them an email asking what i needed to do to replace it and they just sent me a new one, with no questions.. This is a great product that is easy to use and the company provides great service.. I highly recommend. I will be buying the next size up if they ever build it...